As some may be aware, but many not, Chester, my faithful writing assistant, mice catcher, and general pain in the neck, passed away some months ago.
Recently I was running a series based on his adventures, under the title of Past Conversations with my cat.
For those who have not had the chance to read about all of his exploits I will run the series again from Episode 1
These are the memories of our time together…
This is Chester. Waiting impatiently.
I’ve asked him to stay by the front door and let me know when the delivery man comes.
What is it we’re waiting for?
It’s a surprise.
If I told you that, then it wouldn’t be a surprise.
That, of course, sets his mind racing, because now he thinks I’ve got a surprise for him. And the memories of that doesn’t sit well, because the half dozen practice mice I got him didn’t get used.
Why do I need to practice chasing mice that don’t move? he asked.
It was an interesting question, a led to another surprise, a half dozen clockwork mice.
He wanted to know why I was winding them up, and then, when I put them down, he simply watched then crash into the wall.
I shake my head as I walk away. Why did I say anything? All I had to do was open the door and he would have come, sat and waited for no reason at all.